My friends, what are we thinking? The sandals, robe, ring, and feast await. Let us come back to our home. Let us come back to our family. Let us come back to our position as sons. Let us come back to our Father. How much longer will we wander away from Dad and wallow in … More Coming to our Senses and Coming Home
Jesus is surrounded by friends and foes; before him are disciples and pharisees. The Twelve Fellows, they desire the chief seats in the Kingdom of God. They will be seen arguing and posturing behind Jesus’ back. Some will even send their mother to rally support for their cause. The Pharisees, they covet the chief seats at banquet tables, … More He is called “Your Honor,” yet he has no honor
In Luke 14, Jesus is dining at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, and he is simultaneously loving and offending one and all. He first offends his legalistic friends by performing another Sabbath-day healing. (vs. 1-6) He then offends his fellow invited guests who were arrogantly striving for the most honorable seats. They should be humble. (vs. … More What are you doing with God’s invitation?